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The Fascination of Silk at Ballenberg

22.07.2022, Hofstetten b. Brienz

The mysterious path from the caterpillar to the cloth.

The shimmering sheen and soft drape of silk are legendary. The Swiss economy also profited for several decades from the fascination of the fabric, which was once weighed in gold. While silk was woven in Basel and Zurich, silkworms were bred in Ticino.

During the "Silk Days" you can visit the silkworm farm of the Ballenberg in the estate from Novazzano TI and experience how the caterpillars eat their fill on the leaves of the mulberry tree in order to spin the precious silk thread. The unwinding of the cocoons, the further processing of the threads and finally the weaving of precious silk scarves will also be demonstrated.


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Information about the event

Date / Period

  • 22.07.2022
    10:30 - 16:30
  • 23.07.2022
    10:30 - 16:30
  • 24.07.2022
    10:30 - 16:30

Price Information

CHF 28.00 / 26.00 / 14.00
Children under 6 years free

Meeting point / Venue

Ballenberg, Freilichtmuseum der Schweiz
Museumsstrasse 100
3858 Hofstetten b. Brienz

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